Saint Desir de Lisieux

The German Cemetery was laid out initially by the British and then given to the French to manage until the Germans too over in the 1950's.

This is the smallest of the German Cemeteries in Normandy with 3,735 graves. The landscaping was not finished until the early 1960's Most of the graves here have four burials under each stone. Besides the trees the main feature of the cemetery is the blur Iris plants that flower in spring. Their bright blue contrasting with green of the trees.

There is a British cemetery in the next field and can be found in the British section of this web site. Only recently have the local village made a walkway of peace between the two cemeteries.

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